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I Heart Athens

I Heart Athens

Digging our way out…

February 20, 2012 by Emmet

Hi again! It’s been a while – an enforced abscence has kept me away from my blog and also necessitated some time away from this country. While this is of… Read more…

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Someone who sells paper for stamps is making money at least…

October 6, 2011 by Emmet

As we have the most beautiful days  of the year so far (in what is apparently one of the warmest Ocotbers ever recorded) demonstrations are starting up again at Syntagma…. Read more…

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Autumn, Crisis and snooker…

September 19, 2011 by Emmet

Today was the first day of autumn… on leaving the house this morning there was an unmisstakable change in the air, a change in the scent of the city (I … Read more…

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Can you train geckos to do the washing up? *UPDATED*

September 11, 2011 by Emmet

You know you should probably wash up more often if, when you finally go to do it, you find that a gecko has taken up residence in your sink…  … Read more…

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want to teach – can’t teach…

September 4, 2011 by Emmet

The girlfriend is a teacher. Recently she has had to travel to the far off backwaters  of rural Greece – teachers, doctors and such are obliged to work in the… Read more…

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Returning to the City

August 30, 2011 by Emmet

I have nothing to say and nothing to report. Except to pose the quesiton: Is this the greatest Greek song of all time?

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Stupid phone calls and London riots

August 10, 2011 by Emmet

I have just had possibly the most stupid phone call of my life. Perhaps our friend was stressed? Perhaps this is that famous concept “female logic” that I have heard… Read more…

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The Joy of Emptiness

August 3, 2011 by Emmet

I hope you all caught AngloINFO Athens very own Martin spilling his guts on Radio the other day? I don’t think you can listen to it again… but the… Read more…

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Shaved legs on the beach, Amy Winehouse and Athens’ new mosque

July 25, 2011 by Emmet

This weekend I finally managed the first swim of the year – pitifully late I know. The sea was body- fluid warm and dirty but it still had a certain… Read more…

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Bollywood and Hellas

July 18, 2011 by Emmet

Did anyone catch ANT1’s Bollywood movie afternoon on Saturday? I did. For the whole afternoon the channel screened movies from Bollywood (possibly it was only 1 all- afternoon movie… it… Read more…

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